A new framework to help local areas establish a single primary and acute care system (PACS) has been published by NHS England, aligning their goals and incentives to improve the health and wellbeing of the population.
Following the publication in July of a framework for the multispecialty community provider (MCP) model. The framework said that the PACS and MCP vanguards, which currently cover about 8% of the country, show that PACS models need five factors to succeed:
- partnership working between local providers
- a data-driven care model
- integrated neighbourhood health and care teams
- flexible and innovative use of workforce and technology
- a population-based contracting, funding and organisational model
Learning from the vanguards programme on what has and has not worked, practical implementation of care redesign is now well under way across 50 areas of England.